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and worms in goats

Feature articles

The National Wool Declaration: providing transparency on management practices in the Australian sheep industry

by Lillian Mukandiwa, ParaBoss Technical Manager

The National Wool Declaration (NWD) is an important animal welfare statement and wool growers are encouraged to declare their wool through the NWD. But what is this NWD and how do you declare? >>Read more.

Drench mixtures, combinations and both—what’s the difference? 

from the WormBoss web site

Combination treatments target a worm with more than one active ingredient at the same time because drench resistance to both actives is less likely than for each of the single active ingredients. Some drenches might give the appearance of being a “combination” when, in fact, they are a “mixture” of drugs treating different worms. >>Read more.  

Inspecting sheep for lice—where do you look?

from the LiceBoss web site

Lice on sheep are not evenly spread, but have a clumped or aggregated distribution. They are mostly found along the sides and sometimes on the back of sheep and rarely on the belly. >>Read more.

Legal use of drenches in goats. How compliant are you?

from the WormBoss web site

Veterinarians can prescribe the ‘off-label’ use of some worm drenches not registered for goats. This off–label use is governed by state governments and the rules differ by state. >>Read more.

Fast Fact: The blowfly lays thousands of eggs in just 21 days 

A single female Australian sheep blowfly (Lucilia cuprina) can lay up to 3,000 eggs over a three week period; significant damage from blowfly strike can occur in as little as 24–36 hours after egg laying.


What is the National Wool Declaration?
Inspecting sheep for lice-where do you look?
Legal use of drenches in goats. How compliant are you?